Community Wildcat Weekly

22-23 Students & Parents Vol. 1 Edition 7

Weekly Calendar 3/20 - 3-24

3/13 - 3/17 Spring Break

Monday 3/20

No School - Teacher Planning Day

Tuesday 3/21

All Day - Cross Bar Field Trip

8:16 - Priority Day (Math)

2:40 - 4:00 Opportunity Hall (Rm 402)

2:50 - Grease Rehearsals

3:00 - 5:00 Extended School Day (Media)

Wednesday 3/22

All Day - Cross bar Field Trip

8:16 - PBIS Kat Shack (7th Grade)

2:50 - Grease Rehearsals

5:00 - 6:15 TOOLS (Media)

Thursday 3/23

All Day - Cross Bar Field Trip

8:16 - Priority Day (Social Studies)

2:50 - Grease Rehearsals

3:00 - 5:00 Extended School Day (Media)

Friday 3/24

All Day - Cross Bar Field Trip

8:16 - PBIS Kat Shack (8th Grade)

Saturday 3/25

8:00 - 2:00 Band Car Wash at Advanced Auto Parts

Important: Please Read - Tardy Policy

Starting 4th quarter, which is when we return from Spring Break, we will be enforcing the tardy policy. The following changes are to ensure students arrive to class on time:

  • Staff members will be outside to direct the drop off line starting at 7:50.
  • Gates will open to welcome students starting at 7:50.
  • Students that arrive by car, walking, or bike will be marked tardy if they are not in class by the time the tardy bell rings. The tardy bell rings at 8:16am.
  • Provisions are already in place for students arriving on late buses. These provisions will continue.
  • Only students with late bus passes will be permitted to get breakfast after 8:13am, when the first bell rings.
  • A tardy is deemed/characterized as excused only if it meets the excused absence guidelines found in the Student Code of Conduct.

I am asking for your support with getting your student to class on time. We need to keep our students safe and in class learning.

When our students start and spend their day in a structured environment, they demonstrate academic success and improved behavior. Thank you for your support!


PTSA - Interested in Joining?

We are looking for people to join our PTSA here at Weightman Middle School. All board member and committee spaces are open. These include President, Secretary, treasurer. Vice Presidents, and various committee positions.

‼️Please join us on Thursday March 30, at 7pm as we host a zoom meeting where we plan to vote in a new board ‼️

If you have any questions or are interested in running for the board or obtaining the zoom information, feel free to message us on Facebook or send an email to

We look forward to having another great PTSA to support our school.

National Junior Honor Society

Attention, students! Are you of good character? Do you practice good leadership? Do you have a GPA of 3.2 or higher? If you answered yes, and you’re a good citizen, then the National Junior Honor Society may be for you. All students who have been at TEWMS for at least one semester are eligible to apply. If you’re already a member, you DON’T need to reapply.

Applications are available in the back office, online at the school website, or by clicking the document below. They are due by Wednesday, March 23 and will not be accepted late.

TEWMS Spirit Wear!

Get your new Spirit Wear! Deadline to order is March 20, 2023.

Click on the document below for more information and the link to order.

Contact Us

Contact Us is sponsored by Notarizing Tampa, who is a parent of a TWMS student. Located in Wesley Chapel, owned and operated by a US Army Veteran.

I provide mobile notary services, which means I travel to you for your convenience. I also perform weddings and marriage license signings.

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Weightman Wildcat Business Partnerships

Business Partnerships w/ TEWMS

As a way to increase community connections and business support within the Weightman Wildcat community, we are offering advertisements in our Wildcat Weekly newsletters. The Wildcat Weekly will be published at the end of each week and is viewed by Wildcat families and community members. Advertisements can include text, website information, contact information, email address, and/or Photo/Graphic (file must be: JPEG, PNG, BMP or GIF).

There are different price options:

  • $75: Three Months
  • $150: Six Months
  • $50: 1 Month - Your choice (must identify month below)

*Please complete this form to have your business/service advertised in our Wildcat Weekly newsletter:

Wildcat Reminders

8th Grade Field Trip– Gradventure 2023 Universal Studios

Friday, May 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Cost: $180 Total – Payments must be done online.

1st - $80 due by February 10th ($80 Deposit NON REFUNDABLE beginning 2/10/23)

2nd - $50 due by February 24th

3rd - $50 due by March 10th (NON REFUNDABLE beginning 3/1/23)

No late payments for the field trip will be accepted after March 10th

  • Price includes: Chartered Bus Fee/ “Special Event” Ticket/ Class T-Shirt & Bag/ Meal Voucher/ Snack
  • The first $80 is a commitment to attend. This $80 is used to reserve the busses that are pre-ordered and your student’s spot to attend the field trip.
  • This $80 down payment is NON-REFUNDABLE as of 2/10/23.

Click on the 8th Grade End-Of-Year Packet below for more information.

Opportunity Hall @ TEWMS

Opportunity Hall, which is an afterschool tutoring program will meet on Tuesdays from 2:40 to 4:00pm. New to Opportunity Hall this year will be support in organization and study skills. During Opportunity Hall TEWMS will have teacher volunteers and some student peer tutors to provide as much individualized assistance as possible. Opportunity Hall is open to ALL Wildcat students. The program does require students to be picked up by 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Bodon at

Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)

Our PBIS store is in need of your support to keep rewarding our amazing Wildcats!

If you are able to assist with resupplying with donations noted below, please contact Mrs. Fletcher.

  • candy
  • individually bagged chips
  • individually bagged cookies
  • fidget toys
  • small rubber ducks
  • etc.

We are also looking for volunteers to run the PBIS store from 8:15am -9:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Kat Shack. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Martin.

If there are any business partners who would like to sponsor our PBIS store, please contact Mrs. Ware.

Pasco County Middle School Promotion requirements

Students in middle school have certain promotion requirements they must meet in order to be promoted to high school.

To be promoted to high school, all middle school students must successfully complete the following:

  • Grade 6 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 7 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 8 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • One course in career and education planning to be completed in grades 6, 7, or 8 is required for promotion.
  • One of the social studies courses must be Civics. There is a statewide, standardized end-of-course exam for Civics that must be taken and factored in as 30% of a student’s course grade.
  • One semester of physical education per year is required.
  • Students in grade 6 will be required to take one semester of M/J Health GR 6.
*Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies courses must have a minimum of a 60% D recorded on a students academic history

Additional information can be found on Pasco County Schools website: As you plan for High School, Pasco County Schools has resources available for families: In addition, the Florida Department of Education Standard Diploma Requirements contains all requiremen

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